SPAR, Austria /global/scaled/3497x1524x47x911x1000x435/Global-References-Retail-110201 spar_murau.jpg SPAR grocery stores in the Austrian cities of Vienna and Murau have been awarded Gold certification by ÖGNI, the Austrian Society for Sustainable Real Estate, after ASSA ABLOY Entrance Systems supplied the international retail chain with energy-efficient automated entrances. Challenge ASSA ABLOY Entrance Systems worked closely with SPAR grocery stores to design a vestibule with the optimal configuration of a door-opening solution, door automatics and other equipment to minimize energy losses. By putting together the best possible combination of automatic entrance, glass, activation units and air curtains, ASSA ABLOY Entrance Systems was able to meet SPAR’s requirements for energy savings and convenience. Solution The entrance solution from ASSA ABLOY, in combination with other state-of-the-art technology such as sustainable heating and cooling systems and LED lighting, have helped the SPAR store in Vienna reduce its energy consumption by 50 percent compared to traditional supermarkets of similar size. Significant energy savings were also achieved in Murau, and both stores were awarded Gold certification by ÖGNI, the Austrian Society for Sustainable Real Estate.